Hanging TV's on wall... Where to put cable box??

Discussion in 'Audio/Video & Home Theater' started by IamDavid, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. IamDavid

    IamDavid Diamond Member

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    I always see these great pics flat screens on the walls and nothing else around them. No receivers, no cableboxes/DVR's.. What am I missing? I currently have Uverse so I have to have a box.. Seems odd to have it on the opposite side of the room.
     
  2. sdifox

    sdifox No Lifer

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    They are people that just have a tv hanging on the wall. They watch SD cable on it :biggrin:

    I call those glamour shot setups. Not liveable spaces, just look cool in a magazine, same with those wide open kitchens.
     
  3. Booty

    Booty Senior member

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    Most likely have all the gear hidden and are just using IR repeaters (and, of course, running AV cables through the walls).
     
  4. IamDavid

    IamDavid Diamond Member

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    I found ATT offers a RF remote and adapter.. $60!!! WTF?? Doesn't Direct TV add it for free? Looks like the best option I guess..

    IR repeaters look interesting although it sounds like most if not all don't work with the Uverse boxes.
     
  5. alfa147x

    alfa147x Lifer

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    I helped my parents wire a 90' HDMI cable from a near by closet which housed the Dish HD box

    oh and they use a rf remote... clean install
     
  6. yuppiejr

    yuppiejr Golden Member

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    Guessing a combo of fortunate (or planned) room configuration allowing components in a separate space and an IR repeater to make the remote work.

    I'm going through one such "glamor-shots" makeover in my AV space - dumping the old fashioned side towers + bridge and TV stand entertainment center and wall mounting my setup including a 50" plasma and JBL LC2 center + L820 mains. Everything else is going in the storage space behind the wall on which I'm mounting the TV and speakers. Only problem I'm trying to figure out is where to park the subwoofer (and it's future twin) plus providing convenient access to the blu-ray player (loading/unloading discs and all). Details..

    http://www.amazon.com/Cables-Go-404...1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1277090716&sr=8-1
     
  7. Modelworks

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    RF remotes.
    Here is a unique solution to the problem. It turns any IR remote into an RF remote by just installing a special battery in place of the normal battery.
    http://www.amazon.com/Next-Generatio...ef=cm_cmu_pg_t


     
  8. weadjust

    weadjust Senior member

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    Directv remotes are RF capable. Just go into the menu and change the default setting to RF.
     
  9. sivart

    sivart Golden Member

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    I had a friend complain (legitimate) of the bad response of the IR remote and received the $60 RF remote for free. AT&T has good customer service.
     
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